Awards and Recognition

Hackensack University Medical Center is continuing to prove that “impossible” is just an opinion. We’ve created an environment that encourages medical innovation to flourish by recruiting top doctors and giving them freedom to push research and treatments beyond traditional thinking. We’re proud to highlight a few of the awards Hackensack University Medical Center has earned.

Listed as the

#1 Hospital in New Jersey

In the 2017-18 Best Hospitals list – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also listed as one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals.

– U.S. News & World Report


America’s 50 Best Hospitals™

Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in NJ, NY and New England to receive the award nine years in a row.


Distinguished Hospital Award — Clinical Excellence Award™

Awarded 13 years in a row (2003-2015) placing the hospital among the Top 5% of the nation’s hospitals for overall quality for more than a decade. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in NJ, NY and New England to receive this award for 13 consecutive years.

Joint Commission

23 Gold Seals of Approval™

Becker’s Hospital Review

Winner of three 2015 Awards

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs, 100 Great Hospitals

Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign

Phase IV Gold Level Achievement

The first hospital nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Healthcare Equality Index

2014 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader

Awarded by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization (one of only 426 healthcare facilities nationwide)

2015 America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics

by WomenCertified Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

A Blue Distinction Center (BDC) and a Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+)

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery program (including Gastric Stapling and Gastric Banding)


2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award™

Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in the state to achieve this distinction for nine consecutive years.

National Research Corporation

2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award

Awarded for the 21st consecutive year and every year since the award’s inception.

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

2014 Award for Excellence in Environmental Quality

Hospitals & Health Networks

Listed as a Most Wired Hospital


2014 Member Recognition Award for Social Stewardship

New Jersey Law Journal

2014 Legal Department of the Year

Awarded in the In-House Management Category

Practice Greenhealth

2015 Environmental Excellence Award Winner

Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, earning recognition as one of the Top 25 green hospitals in the country two years in a row.

The Leapfrog Group’s Safety Score Program

“A” Safety Score

Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to have maintained an A grade since the Safety Score began.